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Journal file linux

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I think Linux users need to limit the journal file in size (RPi's don't have a limit set so eventually the journal will outgrow the storage),
  • sudo nano /etc/systemd/journald.conf and set systemMaxUse=20M (or 2G)
  • Do a journal restart: sudo systemctl restart systemd-journald
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Good suggestion! Mine's been running for years!
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Aha... the reason I wrote this was that the parameter SystemKeepFree was not specified on my systems and I thought journald could dump info without limit. I should have known better of course and I later found that the default value is 15% when the system starts pruning the logs.

Nevertheless, as I found that it is possible for some software to dump an awful lot of info there so if you don't analyse or use the journals otherwise, I guess some minimisation would not be unwise. If you think it useful, read here. After all, on an RPi you are your own system manager isn't it.
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